Number one on our minds this week has been the production of this year’s “The Wondrous Santa Suit.” Some of yo know that this same play was produced last year and directed by Hershell Norwood.

This year the play is directed by Alicia Tafoya and is proving to be a challenging taks for the actors but lead actors Zenaida Aguero Reyes and Ysidro Gutierrez are rising to the task. Supporting actor Jaime Garcias is also keeping up with the work being asked for by Ms. Tafoya while producing the playing in a “theatre in the round” atmosphere that will allow the audience to be as close as possible to everything that is happening in the play. The added element of music by Gabrial Gonzalez and Rosa Salazar will also provide much to the “miracle” mood of the drama. Those that attend the play are certain to enjoy and have a wonderful time. Don’t miss it. For ticket and more information call 806-741-0371 or go to eleditor.com.

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Attorney Charlie Dunn, in a letter to the editor this week pulls no punches when writing about last week’s commentary by Abel Cruz about police misconduct. Undoubtedly Hispanic organizations and leaders need to more aggressively monitor civil rights violations in Lubbock and the area. Since the loss of the Human Relation Commission it seems that activity has gone by the wayside. Perhaps this could be a task for the Hispanic Agenda?

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Most of you have probably noticed the demise of our Community Voices column in our newspaper. I seems that the holiday have taken their toll on opinions by our readers. Look forward to a new and more diverse column after the new year that will include commentary and opinions on up-to-date issues that affect our community.

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‘PANCHO CLOS TO VISIT LUBBOCK CHILDREN

Pancho Clos will arrive for his annual visit to the Maggie Trejo Supercenter, located at 3200 Amherst, on Sunday, December 17, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The American G I Forum hosts this annual city-wide presentation of Pancho Clos each year. This holiday program exists for the purpose of serving families in need by providing holiday cheer, goodies, and a chance for kids to tell Pancho Clos their dreams for Christmas. The Lubbock Chapter of the American G I Forum founded the “Pancho Clos” concept in 1971. Additional sponsors this year include Lubbock Power and Light, Lubbock Area Foundation, Maggie Trejo Supercenter and two local car clubs. Area families and their children are invited to join in the festivities for this traditional Christmas event. Admission is free! For more information, call 767-2705.